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Poster: gratefulvince Date: Jun 29, 2011 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

TLEO is one of my fav Dead songs and the version that initially made me a fan was the 1977 slower versions. But since getting into 1973 I would say I prefer the faster version more. I think Hunter's tender lyrics deserve a more jauntier/faster melody. It goes good together. IMO TLEO and Reuben and Cherise are the 2 best Hunter/Garcia songs. I'd place Run for the Roses or Valerie at 2nd place. I still think Jerry's solo in the 5/8/77 TLEO is one of the best solo's he ever did u gotta admit. As for the '73 versions, my 2 fav's are 10/19/73 (Dicks Picks, I forget which one) and the TLEO from 11/9/73

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 30, 2011 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

wow really? TLEO and Valerie are the two best Hunter/Garcia tunes? Good tunes but no where near as deep as what they turned out 70-73. Not even in the same Universe IMO

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 30, 2011 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

Big plus one to that, Papa John!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 30, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

thanks, couldn't let that one go. I mean that is one of the wonderful things about the band that has kept them and the mystique timeless. We all know about the incredible musical interplay but how many tunes are so freakin emotionally and/or lyrically deep that we can come back to them again and again and again and find new nuances and meanings and emotional whatever? every bit as much as their deep musical explorations we can find new things in. At least that's how it is for me. Saying TLEO is their best song to me is like saying Around and Around is their best jam. I just don't get it

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Poster: gratefulvince Date: Jun 30, 2011 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

Yeah I may have been a bit hyperbolic in that statement 0 I had just smoked a J of Amnesia Haze so I wasn't in my best state of mind when I wrote that. I should have specified those are 2 of my fav Garcia/Hunter love songs. Plus they're both kinda jaunty and upbeat so I lumped them together. Ummm but I disagree with u about the best songs being written 1970-1973. I love all the new songs everyone wrote during 1974-1975 just as much. All those Garcia/Hunter tunes are sick.

Anyways anyone recommendation for a SICK post-1976 TLEO? Like I said I still haven't heard one that rivals the solo Jerry plays on 5/8/77 - that TLEO solo never gets old.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 30, 2011 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

I listened to 5/8/77 twice and found the solo to be dull,and would assume it could be equaled in all versions that are not flat out bad.I would appreciate you pointing out what is so "sick" about this best ever solo.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 30, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

I did't say BEST or that those are the only those years,in fact Althea is one of my all time favorite tunes. I was mainly referencing songs like Ripple, Brokedown Palace, etc as being a VERY prolific rich time for the bands songwriting and if you watch that anthem to beauty documentary Hunter pretty much says exactly that. But trust me there are lots of great songs that came after.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jun 29, 2011 11:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What were they thinking? TLEO

10/19/73 is one of my very favorites too. Solid show all around.